After the Storm
- Socorro City Council approves infrastructure improvements
- KFOX Cares raises several hundred dollars for flood victims
- Ways You Can Help
- Disaster Hotline Available for N.M.
- EPWU keeps working on storm water master plan
- Weeks after storm, many in New Mexico still faced with cleanup
- Families rebuilding in San Elizario after floods
- Socorro residents help KFOX14
- State agencies tour flood-damaged Socorro
- Bugs invade the Borderland
- Letter from county officials sent to governor asking for assistance
- Dona Ana County holds emergency meeting in Berino after floods tear through
- Berino left with massive cleanup after floodwaters tear through
- Bulldogs rally to help family who lost home to mud
- Socorro prioritizing cleanup of flood damage, sinkholes
- Update: Berino residents deal with more floods
- Socorro City Council approves disaster declaration following flood
- Gov. set to visit La Union to assess flood damage
- Recent rains leave prime mosquito breeding grounds around Borderland
- E. coli and viruses in floodwater
- Floodwater spreading disease to pets
- Water safe to drink in La Union
- El Paso Water Utilities say stormwater projects performed well during storms
- La Union residents frustrated as no improvements planned for nearby dam
- El Paso Water Utilities working on I-10, central El Paso flooding issues
- Poverty, lack of infrastructure adds to severity of San Eli floods
- Floods topple grave sites at San Elizario cemetery
- Roofers busier than normal
- Dona Ana County commissioners agree they need state help
- Flood victims get help from a group of teens
- La Union residents, officials discuss flood damage recovery
- San Portales museum suffers damage after flooding
- Historic landmarks damaged from storms
- San Elizario families in need of help after floods
- Dam near La Union breaks, causes major road damage and disrupts water service
- Flood cleanup a slow process in San Elizario
- Socorro continues flood cleanup, hopes to prevent future damage
- Floods force San Eli families from homes
- Northeast flooding leads to road closures, stranded motorists
- West El Paso sees flooding on residential roads, residents concerned about drain maintenance
- La Union residents without water as officials fix water system
- San Elizario residents deal with damage from massive flooding
- Massive Socorro sinkholes destroy back yard, threaten homes
- Socorro flooding leaves Coker Road residents with cleanup
- Socorro mayor says they need National Guard help
- San Elizario cancels after school-activities
- Sinkhole growing larger in Socorro
- Socorro residents trapped in homes after arroyo breaks
- Arroyo breaks causing major flooding in Socorro
- Borderland braces for another round of heavy rain
- Vado residents suffer severe flooding for third time in several weeks
- Heavy rain leaves big mess central El Paso resident
- More work to be done on stormwater system after I-10 floods Wednesday morning
- Rain causes ceiling collapses in area shelter, apartment complex
- Crews repair water dam leak in central
- Rain causes overflow of Stormwater Pond in central El Paso
- Sinkhole closes Luna Street in Central El Paso
Update: Berino residents deal with more floods
Updated: Monday, September 30 2013, 04:47 PM MDT
Neighbors say recenlty built dam by county is to blame
By: Ruben Veloz, Jesse Martinez
Berino, N.M--Some people in Berino are cleaning up damage outside their homes after flood waters hit their neighborhood.
Several storms hit the borderland Thursday night, but people living near Berino Road and Cadena Street say it didn’t even rain in some places.
People in the area told KFOX14 that it rained on the other side of the mountain and the water traveled to the area and flooded their streets.
JuanBarera and his neighbors are upset because this is not the first time their neighborhood has flooded in the past several weeks.
Residents blame a dam that was recently built and said that when it overflows, water pours out onto the street.
Instead of keeping flood waters away, they say the dam has made it worse.
"We thought it was a broken fire hydrant," said Berino resident Victor Ramos, "but it was a dam that overflowed."
"The water was about 3-feet high. It was running from that dam running down to the houses," said Barera.
Barera told KFOX14 at least one neighbor's home was flooded.
"There is a kid next door he got flooded, he got shocked, trying to pull out an extension cord because the water was high," said Barera.
Neighbors tried to clear street drains the county recently built, but tell KFOX14 the drains are not big enough to handle all of the water.
"We're going to get the same thing happening over and over again until we fix that problem," said Barera.
A final assessment of the damages has not been reported.
Dona Ana County officials told FKOX14 they have identified $6 million in infrastructure that needs to be fixed, however there is not enough money or man power to fix it.
They said that money to fix the problems is one issue -- they don't have enough man power to fix all the problems at once.